Content tagged with Software
posted in November 2010
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Yammer Raises $25M For Enterprise Social Networking
News  |  11/30/2010  | 
With the market for collaboration and social technologies in companies heating up, the social network will use the third round funding to triple its engineering team and increase sales operations.
Clicking Through Opera 11 Browser Beta
Slideshows  |  11/30/2010  | 
The Opera web browser, from Opera Software, has long been one of the most innovative browsers available, and has been the first to introduce many features that became common in all browsers, such as tabbed windows. With the recent released beta of Opera 11, the browser continues this tradition with several interesting new capabilities, including the ability to load plugins on demand within web pages. The Opera 11 beta also includes some features already found in other browsers, such as competing
Google Earth 6 Debuts
News  |  11/30/2010  | 
The latest update of Google's geo-software includes better Street View integration and 3D trees.
SMB Printers Now Have Apps
Commentary  |  11/30/2010  | 
Hands-on review shows that the approach has some merit, if using paper as an output device is not too retro for you, and if they can improve reliability.
China Cracks Down On Software Piracy
News  |  11/30/2010  | 
Inspectors will sweep local and central government computers to combat rampant illegal copying of software and other goods, including DVDs, CDs and apparel.
Google Buying Groupon, Report Claims
News  |  11/30/2010  | 
By acquiring Groupon, Google would strengthen its local commerce capabilities.
Mobile Employees Should Be Aware Of Mobile Threats
Commentary  |  11/30/2010  | 
Threats targeting mobile devices are growing as the holidays get under way. Time to make sure your employees have their mobile guards up.
'Hacktivist' Claims Credit for WikiLeaks Attack
News  |  11/30/2010  | 
Perpetrator says DDOS strike was in retaliation for site's disclosure of sensitive U.S. government documents to media outlets.
Panasonic To Release Handheld Game Player
News  |  11/30/2010  | 
The Jungle gaming device will focus on online games and go up against offerings from Sony, Nintendo, Microsoft and Apple.
Google Faces EU Antitrust Inquiry
News  |  11/30/2010  | 
Investigators will be looking into claims that Google's business practices stifle competition.
Infinitec Unveils Infinite USB Memory Drive
News  |  11/30/2010  | 
Dual Wi-Fi device streams files while letting a user maintain a connection to the Internet.
Uptime Software Introduces Cloud Monitoring
News  |  11/30/2010  | 
Amazon EC2 specific monitoring capabilities are included in up.time, along with single view monitoring of cloud, virtual and physical resources.
AMD Unwraps Linux Driver For Ontario Chip
News  |  11/30/2010  | 
Linux distributions beginning next year will include support for the low-power Fusion processor.
Flock Updates Social Media Browser
News  |  11/30/2010  | 
Like competitor RockMelt, Version 3.5 of the Mac and Windows app is based on Chromium 7.
Windows Phone 7 Gets Visual Basic Boost
News  |  11/29/2010  | 
Microsoft's release will enable VB developers to create apps for its new smartphone operating system, but the tool has limits.
Apple's 'Kinected' Kitchen
News  |  11/29/2010  | 
A series of patent and patent application assignments reveal Apple's interest in appliance control systems that combine touch screens and Kinect-style object sensing.
Ricoh Goes Green At California HQ
Commentary  |  11/29/2010  | 
Printer vendor is installing a rooftop solar energy system on its headquarters building in California.
Apple, Google, Microsoft Chided For 'Sneaky' Installations
News  |  11/29/2010  | 
Mozilla's Asa Dotzler urges the three companies to 'stop being evil.'
Microsoft Xbox Gets TV Service?
News  |  11/29/2010  | 
Report says the software maker is contemplating a move that would see it join rivals Google and Apple in the Web-based, interactive television market.
Three Guidelines For Implementing MDM
Features  |  11/29/2010  | 
Let business drivers, data volatility and project scope determine your approach and deployment style for master data management.
Sharp Prepping Galapagos E-Reader Launch
News  |  11/29/2010  | 
Orders for the device will be taken starting Dec. 3, while the Tsutaya Galapagos e-bookstore will open Dec. 10 for the Japanese market.
Cyber Monday Sales To Ring Up $900 Million
News  |  11/29/2010  | 
ComScore prediction follows report that online retail sales jumped 13% over the first 26 days of November.
Toshiba Expands CT Radiology Line
News  |  11/29/2010  | 
Target CTA and Adaptive Iterative Dose Reduction improve image quality while minimizing radiation dose.
Comcast Hit With Massive Internet Outage
News  |  11/29/2010  | 
Cable provider's Web service went down in Boston, Washington, D.C., and other major cities along the East Coast.
Wealthier Americans Use Internet More
News  |  11/24/2010  | 
Pew Research study finds households earning $75,000 or more go online and use technology more often than their lower-income counterparts.
Methane Powered Laptops Could Arrive Soon
News  |  11/24/2010  | 
Harvard researchers develop platinum-free solid-oxide fuel cells, which could be reliable and cheap enough for mobile technology.
Paper Is Not Just Paper Anymore
Commentary  |  11/24/2010  | 
A close look shows that the use of ColorLok technology does have an impact on output quality, especially in duplex mode.
White House Names Top Mobile Apps
News  |  11/24/2010  | 
Services for learning about NASA missions, finding government jobs, or the nearest U.S. embassy are among the administration's top picks.
ComScore's Big Data Deployment In Detail
Commentary  |  11/24/2010  | 
Crunching tens of terabytes, a leading digital marketing measurement firm delivers insight -- quickly.
Skyfire Adds Facebook Integration To Android Mobile Browser
News  |  11/24/2010  | 
Social media focused app features easy video streaming, quick news feed access, and a simple way to "like" articles on any site.
Oracle 1, SAP 0 (But Don't Forget the Sidelights)
Commentary  |  11/24/2010  | 
Oracle's copyright infringement case against SAP was never about the money -- Oracle's objective was to embarrass SAP and gain customer mindshare. So, did they really accomplish that?
Jury Decides: SAP To Pay Oracle $1.3 Billion
Commentary  |  11/23/2010  | 
Oracle wins its landmark copyright infringement case in a landslide, as the jury awards an unprecedented figure. The case is likely to be appealed, and its outcome will linger for years.
Shoutlet Announces Facebook Storefront Tool
News  |  11/23/2010  | 
The Shop & Share application lets businesses create custom storefronts on FaceBook fan pages that incorporate social sharing options.
Quest Adds Hyper-V Support To vFoglight 6.5
News  |  11/23/2010  | 
The third-party tool for monitoring VMware environments can view and manage Microsoft's hypervisor and examine Exchange and Active Directory performance.
Will You Know Where Your Business Is If The Lights Go Out?
Commentary  |  11/23/2010  | 
A recent study pointed out that fear of downtime outranked data theft among consequences of a data breach or other intrusion. There's a reason for that ranking, and it extends far beyond breaches.
HP Profit Jumps As IT Spending Rises
News  |  11/23/2010  | 
Net income jumps 5% on an 8% revenue increase, but software sales lag.
Pandigital Novel eReader Goes On Sale
News  |  11/23/2010  | 
The $214 nine-inch device is powered by Android and is offered through Barnes & Noble's eBookstore.
TSA Screening Protests Take To Social Media
News  |  11/23/2010  | 
Air travelers turning to Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube to try to change the Transportation Security Administration's new hand-search and enhanced body scanner policies.
Coupa Integrates Expense Management With SalesForce
News  |  11/23/2010  | 
Cloud-based platform allows companies to control spending in real time, including creating expense reports, viewing project costs, and more.
Storage Virtualization, Cloud Make Compellent Compelling
Commentary  |  11/22/2010  | 
Its ability to "thin provision" marks a storage vendor ready for the virtualized data center and cloud computing.
Black Friday Deals Starting Early
News  |  11/22/2010  | 
Some cyber retailers, like Amazon and RadioShack, will kick off bargains as early as Monday, while others will start on Thanksgiving.
Apple Releases iOS 4.2
News  |  11/22/2010  | 
Operating system for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch includes AirPlay, for streaming video to a flat-panel TV, and AirPrint, for connecting mobile devices to third-party printers.
Tableau Upgrade Heats Up Cool BI World
Commentary  |  11/22/2010  | 
Data visualization software gains in-memory option and data-source flexibility.
LaCie Continues USB 3 Rollout, Includes Macs
Commentary  |  11/22/2010  | 
Over the past few weeks, the storage vendor has introduced several new systems that support the new, faster peripheral connection standard, including a pocket drive. LaCie has also made it possible for some Mac users to take advantage of the increased speeds.
Novell Bought By Attachmate? Really?
Commentary  |  11/22/2010  | 
Viewed through the prism of tech history, Attachmate acquiring Novell seems strange, but given today's realities, the deal makes sense and could be good for Novell and its customers.
Netflix Launches Streaming Only Service In U.S.
News  |  11/22/2010  | 
Prices for rent-by-mail will rise, an indication the company is pushing subscribers toward its $7.99/month higher-margin streaming video services.
Xactly Unleashes Cloud Sales Compensation Tool From Salesforce.com
News  |  11/22/2010  | 
Express version 1.6 released as a standalone application targeted toward SMBs.
Facebook Traffic Up 60%
News  |  11/22/2010  | 
Social media site is by far the most popular online destination, generating 25% of page views and 10% of Internet visits, finds Hitwise.
ParAccel Jumps On Analytics Bandwagon
Commentary  |  11/22/2010  | 
In-database processing highlights an upgrade that also will include workload management and availability improvements.
Microsoft Supporting Cloud Open Source Code For Hyper-V
Commentary  |  11/19/2010  | 
The software giant says its customers don't necessarily want a single hypervisor cloud, so it's supporting OpenStack.
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